Bautista remains AL's top vote-getter

 

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New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Toronto's Jose Bautista continues to lead all American League vote-getters in the latest All-Star balloting results released Sunday night.

Bautista has received 3,665,208 votes and seems to be a lock to start in the outfield with the Angels' Mike Trout, who also has accumulated more than three million votes.

The race for the final starting outfield spot is a tight one, with Bautista's Blue Jays teammate Melky Cabrera leading Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes by 162,394 votes.

Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera and Oakland third baseman Josh Donaldson both hold leads of one million-plus votes at their positions. Seattle second baseman Robinson Cano is ahead of the Tigers' Ian Kinsler by 738,783 votes, while New York shortstop Derek Jeter has earned 420,219 more votes than Chicago's Alexei Ramirez.

Despite undergoing Tommy John surgery last week, Baltimore's Matt Wieters is still the top vote-getter among catchers. Oakland's Derek Norris moved ahead of Yankees backstop Brian McCann for the second spot, but his lead is only 142,774 votes.

At designated hitter, Baltimore's Nelson Cruz has a comfortable lead over Boston's David Ortiz.

The All-Star Game is scheduled for July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis, with balloting to conclude on July 3.

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